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Re: Total in ls -la



Jeff Vian: 
>>> That is the size of the directory and its contents in kB.  It is
>>> displayed with all 'ls' output using the -l flag.

Tim: 
>> Are you sure about that?  I couldn't find any reference inside Fedora
>> about it.  Something else, more general about Linux, said it was in
>> "blocks."
 
Jeff Vian:
> I am sure.  See below.
> 
> [[email protected] download]# ls -al movie
> total 1080028
> drwxrwxr-x   2 jeff jeff      4096 Oct 31  2005 .
> drwxrwxr-x 110 jeff jeff      4096 Oct 27 18:23 ..
> -rw-r--r--   1 jeff jeff 820366348 Aug 12  2005 myhomemovie.mpg
> -rw-r--r--   1 jeff jeff 284465240 Sep 26  2002 myhomemovie2.mpg

That kind of proves my point.  You have 1.1 GB of files in that
directory, but the "total" is just a little over 1 million.  It can't be
a total stated in the kilobytes.

> [[email protected] download]# du -s movie
> 1080020 movie

"du" also works in blocks, unless you specify that it give you an output
in another way.  Likewise, with "df".

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